Originally from the UK, Simon C. Parker is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Ivey Business School, and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labour, IZA, in Bonn, Germany. He is a Field Editor at the Journal of Business Venturing, a Co-Editor at the Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, and an incoming member of the Editorial Board of the Academy of Management Review. Simon has published 80 peer-reviewed articles in economics, entrepreneurship and management journals, and is the author of The Economics of Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2009; second edition in press, due out early 2018).
He was as advisor to the OECD on entrepreneurship and SME public policy in Italy in 2013 and Canada in 2015, and is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and workshops. He also regularly leads doctoral training seminars at universities in the US, UK and Europe. Simon also writes cases on entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in the challenges and strategies associated with Internet-based start-ups, including their use of social media. His recent cases include a crowdfunded venture, Devium’s Dash; a corporate venture, Luminar; intrapreneurship at Alcatel-Lucent; and a new sustainable environmental start-up, Ten Tree International.
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
4040 Linz, Austria
Institute for Innovation Management (IFI)
Managementzentrum, 3rd floor